All The First Time All-Stars At The 2022 NHL All-Star Game

Kirill Kaprizov #97, Minnesota Wild (Photo by Harrison Barden/Getty Images)
Kirill Kaprizov #97, Minnesota Wild (Photo by Harrison Barden/Getty Images) /

There are a number of players going to this year’s NHL All-Star Game in Las Vegas. With so many different players to get excited about and a heck of a lot of newcomers, I want to put a list together of all the players playing in their first all-star game.

In years past, there have been maybe two or three rookies in the event and three of four first-timers playing in the game. While there are a lot of snubs from this year’s game, it is great to see so many young new faces representing the game in the event.

Let’s jump in with the entire list of NHL players playing in their first NHL All-Star game.

Jack Hughes – New Jersey Devils

Adam Fox – New York Rangers

Adam Pelech – New York Islanders

Drake Batherson – Ottawa Senators

Nick Suzuki – Montreal Canadiens

Rasmus Dahlin – Buffalo Sabres

Jack Campbell – Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Connor – Winnipeg Jets

Alex DeBrincat – Chicago Blackhawks

Kirill Kaprizov – Minnesota Wild

Jordan Kyrou – St. Louis Blues

Cale Makar – Colorado Avalanche

Juuse Saros – Nashville Predators

Cam Talbot – Minnesota Wild

Adrian Kempe – Los Angeles Kings

Timo Meier – San Jose Sharks

Mark Stone – Vegas Golden Knights

Thatcher Demko – Vancouver Canucks

The All-Star game is on February 5th and will make for an entertaining night of hockey as the four divisions battle it out in a three-on-three tournament for the top division in the league. Interestingly enough, the Central has the most newcomers to the event with newcomers like Cale Makar and Kirill Kaprizov representing their respective teams for the first time. It is amazing to think how many of these guys we could potentially see in the event for years to come.

I am a little shocked that this will be Mark Stone’s first time in the game. The 29-year-old has been in the league a long time and has been pretty consistent with his results as a top player in the league. Maybe the fact that he captains the home team this year helped get him in compared to years past.